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First woman to die in the electric chair...



Item # 643235

March 21, 1899

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, March 21, 1899 

* First woman to die in electric chair... 
* Martha Place - 1st report


The first two columns are consumed with reports on the very first electric chair execution of a woman in America. Column heads include: "MRS. PLACE EXECUTED" "First Woman to Die in Electric Chair in New York" "But Two Shocks Were Given" "Most Successful Affair Yet at Sing Sing" "No Scene and No Delay" with more (see). Included is an illustration of: "Mrs. Martha E. Place" (see Wikipedia for more on her).
Complete in 10 pages, evenly toned, but irregular at the spine, some minor margin tears. A bit fragile & must be handled carefully.

Category: Post-Civil War

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